Create a Restore (Web UI)
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    Create a Restore (Web UI)

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    Article summary

    You can create a Backblaze Computer Backup restore of your backed-up files using the Backblaze web console.

    Restore Methods

    The Download (Free) option downloads a ZIP file of your data. ZIP downloads may not exceed 500 GB, and you may not have more than 20 active ZIP downloads at a time. Backblaze recommends that you use the Backblaze Downloader for ZIP restore. For more information, see Use the Backblaze Downloader (Mac) or Use the Backblaze Downloader (Win).

    The Save Files to B2 option stores your restored files in your Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage account so you can keep them longer. The maximum size for a Backblaze B2 restore is 10 TB, and it may involve an additional cost depending on the size of the restore. For more information about using this option, see Save Files to Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage.

    The USB Hard Drive option downloads your restored files to a USB restore drive. USB Hard Drives can hold a maximum of 8 TB of data. For more information about the USB hard drive, see Order a Restore Drive and Restore Return Refund Program.

    Use the Backblaze Web UI to Create a Restore

    1. Sign in to your Backblaze account.
    2. In the left navigation menu under Computer Backup, select Overview.
    3. Locate the computer that you want to restore, and click Restore.
    4. At the top of the page, select your restore method using one of the following options:
      • Download (Free)
      • Save Files to B2
      • USB Hard Drive
    5. In the file window at the bottom of the page, set the time frame for the files that you want to restore and click Go.
    6. Optionally, apply the following filters as desired to locate the files that you want to restore:
      • Select Show Hidden Files to display photos that are hidden in the default view.
      • Select Files Backed Up in the Last Week to display files backed up only in the last week.
      • Select Files Accumulated in Forever Version History to show files accumulated by setting Forever Version History.
        This option is available only if you selected Forever Version History for your backup.
    7. Click Select all folders and files, or select individual disks, files, or folders to make your restore smaller.
    8. Click Continue with Restore.
    If you order a Mac restore drive that you will access through a Windows computer, follow this guide to ensure that the drive is correctly formatted for Windows.

    Verify Your Restore

    You can view the status of the restore. If the status is "Available," then you can download the restore.

    1. Sign in to your Backblaze account.
    2. In the left navigation menu under Computer Backup, select My Restores.

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